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A ton of new libraries have been added to A Sound Effect, and if you’re looking for more ambisonic sound libraries, we have you covered! In this recap, you can hear immersive ambiences of Inauguration Day protests in Philadelphia, New Zealand farm life, Californian parks and beaches, ski mountains and Northern shores, urban and small city traffic, and passing freight trains. You’ll also hear the harsh skids of flashy drivers, the hissing and whistling of coffee and tea brewing, and the creaks and hums of worn-out objects. With all these new libraries and new sound effects creators, there are plenty of objects and perspectives for you to hear.
The Burning House Library
 
  • Fire The Burning House Library Play Track 104+ sounds included, 107 mins total $180.29 incl. vat

    A burning building is a pinnacle of danger, but here's your chance to hear a controlled one! This library captures a wooden summer cottage burning down to the ground. It contains fire at various intensities and random debris as the house falls apart. A number of microphones were positioned around the house to cover the exteriors, and one microphone was inside the house to cover the early stages of the fire spreading inside. A few crackles, sparks, and debris are also included as sweeteners.

The recordists at Pole Position Production seized the chance to record a cottage as it burned to the ground, from the inside and out! In an upcoming post, they will share their experiences recording 'The Burning House Library' with how they got involved with the structure's demise and their rig setup, but right now you can hear various intensities of burning, crackling, and debris from exterior perspectives in this library, as well as the frightening interior perspective of fire spreading throughout the building. For blazing sounds that will be hard to find anywhere else, check this library out.
 
Philadelphia Crowds and Protest Chants
 
Thomas Rex Beverly captured American history through the passionate chants of those expressing their beliefs. 'Philadelphia Crowds and Protest Chants' features three political protests that took place around the Phillie area just after the 2016 US election. While many chants relate to current events and political figures, such as 'Hey, Ho, Donald Trump has got to go!' and 'No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here!', it also has choruses of 'Shut it down!' and 'This is what democracy looks like!'. Whether your piece is about US politics or you need the fervent sounds of protest, this is a library like no other!
 
Skids & Screeches Tarmac Library
 
  • Cars Skids & Screeches Tarmac Library Play Track 212+ sounds included $240.79 incl. vat

    Who doesn't love the sounds of speed? In this library, you'll hear the fast, harsh sounds of a drift car skidding on tarmac. The library contains skidding with engine running, skidding with engine switching off, skidding on wet tarmac, roll bys on wet and dry tarmac, spinning in circles, rolling with flat tire and much more. Both onboard and exterior perspectives are covered, and several microphones were positioned at each wheel, inside the car, and along the skidding path.

    Some additional material is included, such as a supercharged Chevy -57 burnout, handbrake skids from a Skoda, and more.

Pole Position Production has another fun and risky library to capture with sounds of vehicles as they shred their tires across the pavement. 'Skids & Screeches Tarmac Library' has sounds of skids, screeches, spins, burnouts, and drifts on wet and dry tarmac for tons a variations that will fit your chase scenes, races, and even maybe the voices of your mythical beasts. You'll also hear onboard and exterior perspectives as well as driving on a flat tire. Pole Position Production has shown they know vehicle recording, so give this specialized library a listen!
 
The Snow
 
  • Ambisonics The Snow Play Track 25+ sounds included, 192 mins total $95.59 incl. vat

    From the snow-covered slopes of Mammoth mountain, to the ice-filled shores of Duluth, Minnesota, this library brings together some terrific subzero sounds for your next snow-themed project. With ski and snowboard bys, chairlifts, cold winds, and even melting icicles, this is surely a collection you don't want to miss. Recorded with the stunning Sennheiser Ambeo microphone, each ambience is delivered in both AmbiX and FuMa formats, as well as Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1.

    What’s more- a 360 video reference is provided to offer a fully immersive image of the sound effect being captured!

'The Snow' by VSCRL FX features wintery sounds from the ridges of California's Mammoth Mountain to the icy shores of Duluth, Minnesota. In this ambisonic library you can hear chilly atmospheres as shards of ice are gently pushed onto rocky Lake Superior shores or as cold winds rush through pine trees and fields. You can also hear ambiences of people racing down Mammoth on skis and sleds, as well as walla from the ski lifts. If you need surround and ambisonic recordings of winter activities, listen to (or watch!) this library's demo.
 
VSCRL Volume I
 
  • Ambisonics VSCRL Volume I Play Track 150+ sounds included $332.75 incl. vat

    We're proud to offer our inaugural bundle package, which includes the first four VSCRL libraries- The Park, The Road, The Snow, and The Beach. This collection comes at an incredible deal, and is the ultimate showcase of the immersive and VISCERAL quality of our ambisonics.

    Recorded with the stunning Sennheiser Ambeo microphone, each ambience is delivered in both AmbiX and FuMa formats, as well as Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1.

    What’s more- a 360 video reference is provided to offer a fully immersive image of the sound effect being captured!

If you can't decide which library to purchase from new seller VSCRL FX, then why not buy them all for a great deal? 'VSCRL Volume I' is a bundle of their first four libraries, The Park, The Road, The Snow, and The Beach, for a collection of ambisonic sound libraries that will put you right in the middle of their wide open soundscapes. You'll get ambiences of icy shores, sandy beaches, LA traffic, peaceful parks, basketball games, skateparks, and more from all over Southern and Northern California, and even Northern Minnesota. If you need a variety of ambisonic ambiences and you don't know where to start, this is the perfect collection!
 
Freight Trains – Vol. 2 Binaural Recordings
 
'Freight Trains – Vol. 2 Binaural Recordings' by Kevin Durr is a quick collection of over a half hour of freight train rumbles, and it gives you lots of bang for your buck. These immersive, binaural recordings capture every creak and boom from these monsters as they roll by, making this a great pack for not only picture synced sound design but also ambiences, drones, and impacts for trailers and experimental sounds. Plus, you'll get blasting horns and dinging traffic bells from before the train arrives. For a small but mighty library of train sounds, this is one to consider.
 
The Home Barista
 
  • Household The Home Barista Play Track 90+ sounds included $24.20 incl. vat

    Everything you need to make your favorite hot beverage. The Home Barista prop set includes 90 High definition sound effects featuring: an automatic drip coffee maker, an espresso machine, a french press, a pump thermos, a coffee grinder, a tea kettle and all of the accompanied sounds for preparing coffee and tea.

    • 90 high definition sound clips
    • 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
    • Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata

'The Home Barista' by UberDuo focuses on one of our favorite morning rituals. This up-close, clean collection features the entire coffee-making process with sounds of scooping and grinding beans, brewing the cup of joe with an automatic drip, French press, or espresso machine, and adding the drink to a thermos or cup. It includes sounds of making tea, too, with the whistling of a kettle, filling a ceramic or metal pot, and scooping in sugar. Whether you have a scene in a coffee shop or you are looking for some new sounds to manipulate, these effects will make you think you can smell those beans and frothy milk.
 
Old Stuff
 
  • Materials & Texture Old Stuff Play Track 237 sounds included $36.30 incl. vat

    OLD STUFF is a collection of old and worn sounds that will help you define the mood of a scene or can be used for any kind of sound design process. The library includes hums, buzzes, whirs, creaks, squeals from many different sources: doorknobs, doors, elevators, fridges, freezers, speakers, toilets, fans, and heaters. A peculiar garage soundscape is also included. Most of the sounds included are used on a daily basis.

    All these different nuances and hues make this library a worthwhile tool for both film and game sound designers.

     

GainWalkers has packaged a household sound collection with a twist: they're all from 'Old Stuff'. In this library you'll hear sounds that will flesh out your environment and make it feel like a living area like creaking doors, old computers, garage fans, pull chain toilets, refrigerators and freezers, elevators, sewing machines, speaker hums, and more. Plus, most sounds have several variations, making it a great library for interactive use, too. If you need a collection of ambiences that surround us every day, this is one to check out.
 
New Zealand – North Island Ambience
 
  • World Sounds New Zealand – North Island Ambience Play Track 53+ sounds included, 130 mins total $60.50 incl. vat

    Get the sounds of incredible New Zealand with this new library: I went down to New Zealand to visit a relative and record and experience the north island. It was an unforgettable trip. I rented a car, stayed on a farm, and explored as much as I could of the island.

    I recorded everything from cities to beaches to forests and farms and beyond! I even hopped on a 8 person plane to the Great Barrier Island off the coast of New Zealand to capture sounds.

    BONUS – I traveled to Sydney, Australia for a week and recorded ambience and walla along the way. This is all included in the library!

    New Zealand library highlights:

    • New Zealand North Island crickets, bugs, birds, cows, winds, streams, rivers, beaches, rain and city ambience
    • BONUS – Sydney, Australia ambience and walla
    • 3.8 GB, 120+ mins, 50+ files
    • New Zealand – Stereo 96Khz, 24bit
    • Australia – Stereo 48Khz, 24bit
    • Metadata included for programs like Soundminer
'New Zealand – North Island Ambience' by The Sound Keeper gives you atmospheres from an envious exploration of New Zealand. Featuring areas like Taupo, Waitomo, Manawatu, Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and more, these beautiful soundscapes capture the island's distinct birds, wild forests, domestic cows, crickets, and streams for a collection that drips with tranquility. It even includes ambiences captured during another jealousy-inducing week-long vacation in Sydney. Whether you're looking for the feel of NZ or another reason to take a trip there yourself, give this library a listen.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $30.25 $24.20 incl. vat

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

    20 %
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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total
    5 out of 5
    $59.29 incl. vat

    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Ice Ultrasonic Dry Ice Play Track 635+ sounds included, 71 mins total $78.65 incl. vat

    Ultrasonic Dry Ice is a library containing over 600 sounds themed metal resonances, scrapes and all sorts of weird.
    All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 and a MKH416.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

    20 %
    OFF
  • Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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